Eagle Ford

Eagle Ford Shale Description ImageThe Eagle Ford shale formation in South Texas runs from the US-Mexico border north of Laredo in a narrow band extending northeast for several hundred miles to just north of Houston. It is located directly below the Austin Chalk. The average thickness of the Eagle Ford shale is about 475 feet. The more active part of the region is mainly in McMullen, Maverick, Dimmit, La Salle, Karnes, Live Oak, and Atascosa counties. The formation produces both natural gas and oil, but it is the oil-producing and gas condensate areas that are hottest right now.

Houston-based Apache Corp. and EOG Resources are two of the largest lease-holders in the Eagle Ford. Other major players include Petrohawk, Swift Energy, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Murphy Oil, Chesapeake, Cabot Oil & Gas, and Pioneer Natural Resources.

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Eagle Ford Shale News

Enterprise to build 350,000 b/d Eagle Ford oil pipeline

Sep 13, 2010 Enterprise Products Partners LP reported its operating subsidiaries entered into long-term agreements with EOG Resources Inc. to provide comprehensive midstream energy services for EOG's growing crude oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas production in South Texas' Eagle Ford shale.

Enterprise to provide Anadarko's Eagle Ford midstream services

Sep 22, 2010

Enterprise Products Partners LP announced 6-year term agreements with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to provide comprehensive natural gas transportation and processing, and NGL fractionation and transportation services for Anadarko's growing liquids-rich natural gas production in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas.

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Sep 27, 2010

Texas-Gulf Coast

Sep 28, 2010

Abraxas Petroleum Corp., San Antonio, is drilling the vertical section of the Dlugosch-1H well in DeWitt County, Tex., below 8,000 ft toward the Wilcox formation at about 10,000 ft.

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Oct 4, 2010

Plains to acquire more Eagle Ford assets in S. Texas

Oct 5, 2010

Plains Exploration & Production Co. signed an agreement to acquire from Houston American Energy Corp. its holdings in Karnes County, Tex. Houston American will retain an overriding royalty interest in the assets.

WoodMac: Majors buying into shale gas plays

Oct 11, 2010 North American large caps and smaller exploration and production companies now dominate the largest and most economically attractive US shale plays, but the majors and large cap foreign firms are moving in through mergers and acquisitions, said Wood Mackenzie Ltd., Edinburgh, in its latest corporate analysis.

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Oct 18, 2010

Plains E&P to acquire more Eagle Ford assets in South Texas

Oct 18, 2010 Plains Exploration & Production Co. signed an agreement to acquire from Houston American Energy Corp. its holdings in Karnes County, Tex. Houston American will retain an overriding royalty interest in the assets.

Watching The World: China buys into Chesapeake

Oct 18, 2010

The US oil and gas industry has doubtlessly watched with interest CNOOC International Ltd.'s decision to buy a 33.3% stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s acreage in the Eagle Ford shale project (OGJ Online, Oct. 11, 2010).

ETP announces two Eagle Ford gas pipelines

Oct 19, 2010

Energy Transfer Partners LP will build two new natural gas pipelines, Dos Hermanas and Chisholm, in the Eagle Ford shale.

Koch, NuStar to move Eagle Ford crude to Corpus Christi

Oct 19, 2010

Koch Pipeline Co. LP and NuStar Logistics agreed on a pipeline connection and capacity lease agreement giving Koch Pipeline additional capacity to transport Eagle Ford shale crude oil to Corpus Christi, Tex.

Opening gas markets

Oct 25, 2010 Suddenly, US producers of oil and gas have to worry about market development.

Fruitland to Barnett to…

Oct 25, 2010 Have all of the large shale gas and oil fields in the US been found, as one chief executive officer claimed in mid-October?

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Oct 25, 2010 International News for oil and gas professionals
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